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West Loch Hotel
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Tarbert
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“"Wow -OMG"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

My partner booked this last minute,so after the football we headed up,so we got to "tarbet" so I phoned the lovely host for directions ,only to realise it was still another 1hr half drive,easy mistake to make (tarbet - tarbert ) so off we travel ,we arrived in the village ,how picturesque (postcard material),then drove one mile outside to arrive @ west loch hotel, where do I start,the owners so lovely and very welcoming,straight away we felt a peace .We arranged to get dinner @ the hotel and "WOW" what a hidden gem,the food very well balanced ,on the seasons cooked to perfection,we travel far and wide to eat good food, this is the place,please please please,even if you don't stay at this lovely establishment go and sample the food , even the waiting staff Grace and 1 other (very sorry lovely lady) where so welcoming ,I don't have enough characters to use because if I started we would be here all day ,so if you enjoy real quality food (5*) and a welcoming smile and professional service , make a point in trying here,so 11/10 ,I can't wait to go again ,not to be missed,I am just sad I won't be eating this quality fresh food anytime soon until we go back,thank you for a fantastic time ,culinary experience and wonderful stay .

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

Great 3 night stay as the middle part of our tour of the Clyde. Hotel was easy to find with plenty of parking in front .Owners were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. An outside cigar immediately brought forth cushions for the garden furniture. Passing through the entrance hall, the restaurant was on the left and on the right a couple of lounges and the bar. One of the lounges was a conservatory with views looking out over the loch. It was great fun watching motorists speeding towards Kennacraig to make a ferry deadline.

The bedrooms were comfortable with tea and coffee making facilities, but a little cramped for two people - bit of juggle to open the door carrying very much. Shower room was in comparison reletively spacious with plenty of toiletries. Food was excellent with a varied menu - particularly enjoyable was the smoked salmon on the breakfast menu. Bar was well stocked with a great range of whiskies - but watch the prices - I was slightly shocked at the cost of three measures of a wooded expression of the Springbank Longrow !

Would definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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aalter
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

We were welcomed by the friendly and helpful Canadian hotel keepers. The room was nice, although not specially spacious.

The only real problem was the bathroom: the taps need some serious repair, as it was impossible to regulate the water temperature and the flow of water. The shower had to be taken in the bath, which was positioned underneath the slanted roof, meaning you had to kneel to take a shower.

Otherwise, our stay was very pleasant indeed. The hotels keepers went out of their way to make our stay pleasant. The bar offered a plentiful assortment of whiskeys and gins, the restaurant staff was very helpful and the chef's food was very good.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is my 3rd visit and every time it just gets better............. My dog, "Fly" recognises the hotel and excitement takes over not sure if the treats have some influence over this? She is allowed everywhere except the dining room and settles as if at home because of the wonderful atmosphere. The food was fantastic with a menu of variety using local produce, served by friendly staff with just the right amount of attention. The room was clean with beautiful views over the loch. The bar is now stocking an impressive range of malt whiskies which I would have loved to have had more time to sample, sadly I was only there for 2 nights. We will be returning.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fife
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Many thanks for serving us at the last minute, just turned up looking for a meal at 8.30pm. Lovely menu, a bit too hign brow for 2 youngsters with MacD's palates, ;-( The burgers were wasted on them sorry, they loved the hand made chips, though. The adults were very pleased with their choices, plentiful and filling. Wouldn't mind returning to stay in the hotel (without children in tow)

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

At the time of booking this was the only hotel in the area with vacancies. It was conveniently situated close to the ferry terminal so we arrived with no great expectations. The reception staff were lovely and our room was on the second floor but that was alright, it was clean and comfortable with the most amazing views over the loch. We could simply have enjoyed the view all night. We went down to the restaurant expecting an average meal. We were welcomed with a smile and invited to sit by the window overlooking the beautiful loch. As it was the food was amazing. The starter was a beautiful crab concoction on bruschetta and the main meal beautifully fresh Langoustine cooked and presented to perfection with a gorgeous salad and a side dish of chips. There was an excellent selection of wine; an incredible selection of locally produced Gin and a whole book of single malts to choose from. The furnishings and art work downstairs were excellent and the rooms although good are probably a work in progress but the friendly staff and exquisite food more than compensated.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013

We had to make a last minute rush for the Islay ferry, and were looking for 1 nights accommodation in or near Tarbert Loch Fynne.
The only problem was that the weekend in question was the busiest weekend of the year, with the Scottish Series being on.
But we were given a last minute cancellation. We couldn't arrive until close to 9:00pm but they still managed to provide a lovely dinner.
The owners and staff are very friendly, and the bar has a simply fabulous selection of whisky's and gins!
The current owners have been incumbent for only years, and radually making improvements to all the rooms.

Room Tip: Rooms to the front have views over the West Loch.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: West Loch Hotel
Address: Campbeltown Road, Tarbert PA296YF, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Kintyre Peninsula > Tarbert
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Tarbert
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — West Loch Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small, family-run establishment, the West Loch Hotel dates from around 1780, and is well known locally for having some of the best food in the area. We are well placed for guests passing through, and for those wishing to spend longer in the area, exploring Argyll & the Isles. Ideally located for people heading on the whisky trail to Islay (just minutes from the ferry), most guests find our large whisky selection the perfect start to their adventure! A charming, former coaching inn, the hotel has been sympathetically modernised over the years, retaining many of its original features. Our rooms are dog-friendly, with a choice of double or single rooms, and we have also got family rooms available for those travelling with children. Able to cater for small events, from birthday parties to weddings, we always go the extra mile to make sure your special occasion is extra special. ... more   less 
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